Alternatives to RichCopy for all platforms with any license

  • SuperCopier

    SuperCopier replaces Windows explorer file copy and adds many features: Transfer resuming, transfer speed control, transfer speed computation, better transfer progress...

    • Discontinued The official website states "Deprecated, use Ultracopier". SuperCopier 1.4.0.8 was built 2016-01-02.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier

    This is a file copier, like TeraCopy, FastCopy, etc. That is its first and foremost function. It happens to be capable of copying files from disks with problems such...

    • Discontinued Last update from 17 September 2010, see http://www.roadkil.net/program.php/P29/Unstoppable Copier

    Free Windows Linux

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  • PerigeeCopy

    PerigeeCopy has been specifically created to address annoyances with Windows Explorer's built-in file operations. PerigeeCopy is a configurable Win32 shell extension...

    • Discontinued Latest update was in 2013, see http://jstanley.pingerthinger.com/changelog.html

    Free Open Source Windows

  • MiniCopier

    MiniCopier is a multi-platform graphical copy manager. It lets you queue different transfers, resume a copy that has failed, limit the speed or pause the copy. If a...

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.5, released in May 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • GS RichCopy 360

    GS RichCopy 360 is the ONLY file copy utility that utilizes its own proprietary Multi-Threading technology that uses all available logical cores in the system.

    • They are both designed for server data migration. GS richcopy 360 is considered the replacement. Developers from RichCopy contributed to GS RichCopy 360. Thus it has the same name almost. Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Windows

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  • SchizoCopy

    SchizoCopy is a software application for Microsoft Windows that is designed to be used to move or copy computer files. As an alternative to the Default Windows OS copy...

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.1, released in November 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • KillCopy

    Program for copy files by network. Can also copy files on local drives - sometimes it can speed up copy of large files by 2-3 times. User-frendly skin based interface....

    • Discontinued The program is no longer developed, but last version, 2.85, released in October 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows

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  • ExtremeCopy

    ExtremeCopy is a Windows copy file utility which copy and move files and folders extremely fast and operation is simple,it can increase 20% ~ 120% speed up than Windows...

    Free Windows

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RichCopy Comments

Comment by BadTim
about RichCopy · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Microsoft's UNSUPPORTED RichCopy seems like an admin's dream at first glance: command line switches make it so you can do customized backups when running as a task.

The biggest problem with RichCopy is that there are parts of it that don't work. Exclusions don't seem to work for very many people out there (IE: exclude file by name or by extension, exclude directories by name). This is just a small example but there are many more. There are hordes of very smart people out there that are trying to make this work but the people with the code for this app seem to have lost interest and have moved on to other things.

If you need to copy files quickly and efficiently then this is your app.

If you need to be selective about what you're copying then keep looking because this app will waste hours (or in my case DAYS) of your time trying to make it work the way it should.

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Comment by renArD
about RichCopy · Oct 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I did not try it but as I was looking for information, I saw https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RichCopy which states it is no longer developed

[Edited by renArD, October 26]

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Comment by Mickets
about RichCopy · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

RichCopy is a great app, with tons of features. It is developed by Microsoft engineers, specifically for handling large amounts of copies over networks, between drives, etc, in the fastest / best manner possible.

I liked TeraCopy, but it for some reason would often stop copying halfway through. Since then I've been using RIchCopy, and am very impressed.

Being developed by Microsoft, they must know what they're doing. From the help file:

"RichCopy is designed to help people who copy huge number of files between storage devices directly or indirectly over the network by accelerating copy performance and shorten the time people has to spend for file copy operation. This acceleration has been realized by improving network and storage device utilization with technology used for server services.
This new version has improved copy performance from its previous version by optimizing all processes involved. It has actually improved about 10% from RichCopy version 3.5 which already much faster than any other file copy tools."

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